More countries in Africa have started to report their first novel coronavirus cases.
Here’s what has been happening in Africa.
Eritrea, Uganda and Angola report first coronavirus cases:
- Eritrea: The country’s Ministry of Information reported Sunday that a 39-year-old Eritrean man had tested positive. He has permanent residence in Norway and flew back to Eritrea on Saturday morning via FlyDubai.
- Uganda: A 36-year-old Ugandan man who arrived in the country on Saturday after taking an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Dubai has coronavirus, the country’s Ministry of Health said. The patient’s symptoms included high fever and poor appetite.
- Angola: Two men who traveled through Lisbon, in Portugal, and arrived on March 17 and 18 have tested positive for coronavirus, Angola’s Health Minister Silvia Lutucuta said. Both live in the country’s capital, Luanda. They are age 36 and 38.
- Algeria: Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced a series of measures, including stopping all mass transport within cities and between states. It is temporarily closing cafes and restaurants in big cities, the state-run news agency SPA reported. Algeria has 139 coronavirus cases and 15 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
Read more about attempts in Africa to stop the spread here.